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BRACKENBURY, Georgina (1865-1949): Metropolitan Police Notice

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7BRA
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: BRACKENBURY, Georgina (1865-1949): Metropolitan Police Notice
Date(s): 1908
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 0.5 A box (1 folder)
Name of creator(s): Metropolitan Police


Administrative/Biographical history:

Georgina Agnes Brackenbury (1865-1949) studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1888-1900. She was a member of both the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies and the Women's Social and Political Union. She was arrested in Feb 1908, after taking part in a raid on the House of Commons and was sentenced to six weeks in Holloway Prison. After her release, she continued in militant suffrage activities and was imprisoned for a month in 1912 for smashing windows. She was the daughter of Hilda Brackenbury (1832-1918) and sister of Mary Brackenbury (1866-1946), who were both also involved in militant suffrage activity.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of a Metropolitan Police notice, 1908, binding over Georgina Brackenbury to appear at court to answer the charge of 'using insulting behaviour and resisting Police' at Old Palace Yard.

Access & Use

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This collection is available for consultation. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

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Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line on the Women's Library website

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found among the pamphlet collection and transferred to the archives by Miss M Surry, the Librarian, Sep 1974. Rediscovered amongst 'unsorted archival miscellany' during the move of the Library, 2002, and formally accessioned, July 2003.

Allied Materials

Related material:

A portrait in oil by Georgina Brackenbury of Emmeline Pankhurst, 1927, is held by the National Portrait Gallery.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Finding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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